1 killed in Huntington Beach shooting, suspect sought

A shooting in residential Huntington Beach left one person dead Monday.
A shooting in residential Huntington Beach left one person dead Monday. Nearby residents said police appeared to focus their investigation on a home on the corner of Cambay Lane and Tasman Drive.
(Eric Licas)

Gunfire in Huntington Beach left one person dead Monday evening, and police were looking for whoever was responsible.

Nearby residents reported hearing gunshots at about 8 p.m. on the 5200 block of Tasman Drive, a few blocks northeast of the corner of Bolsa Chica Street and McFadden Avenue, Huntington Beach police said in a news release. Responding officers found a wounded man who died at the scene.

Orange County Coroner’s officials identified the man who died as Jimmy Sengpaseuth, 31, of Los Angeles.

No arrest had been announced in connection with the shooting as of Tuesday morning. A description of any possible suspect was not immediately released, but grainy security camera footage captured what appeared to be a man fleeing the scene in a possibly a dark-colored sedan, police spokeswoman Jessica Cuchilla said.

Cole Smith and other nearby residents said the shooting may have taken place at a house on the corner of Cambay and Tasman that appeared to be the focus of investigators’ attention Monday evening. He said the home was being rented and that the tenants tended to keep to themselves.

Police described the shooting as an isolated incident and said detectives have no reason to believe there was an ongoing threat to the general public. They did not immediately suggest a motive in their release.

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